Abstract Title:

The effects of tocotrienols intake on obesity, blood pressure, inflammation, liver and glucose biomarkers: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Abstract Source:

Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2021 Apr 28:1-14. Epub 2021 Apr 28. PMID: 33909529

Abstract Author(s):

Fengxiang Li, Biao Xu, Samira Soltanieh, Fernando Zanghelini, Ahmed Abu-Zaid, Jian Sun

Article Affiliation:

Fengxiang Li


The objective of this study is to accomplish a systematic review and meta-analysis of all randomized controlled trials that dissected the influence of tocotrienol supplementation on various anthropometric and cardiometabolic indices in all individuals, irrespective of health condition. This research was carried out in line with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) statement guidelines. 17 eligible articles were included in the final quantitative analysis. Current study revealed that tocotrienol consumption was not associated with CRP, WC, MDA, BMI, IL-6, HbA1C, ALT, AST, creatinine TNF-α, FPG, BW, DBP, and SBP. We did observe an overall increase in BW (SMD: 0.063 kg, 95% CI: -0.200, 0.327, = 0.637) and DBP (SMD: 0.249 mmHg, 95% CI: 0.053, 0.446, = 0.013). In addition, a significant reduction in SBP was observed (SMD: -0.616 mmHg, 95% CI: -1.123, -0.110, = 0.017). In summary, our meta-analysis revealed that tocotrienol consumption was associated with increase in BW and DBP and decrease in SBP. Significant associations were not observed for other outcomes.

Study Type : Meta Analysis

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